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TEKRI at the University of the West Indies

TEKRI will be visiting the Universty of the West Indies in Barbados from March 1st to 5th, 2010 to particpate in Look OER - A workshop to examine the pacitical application of Open Education Resources in building graduate courses. AU attendees include Griff Richards, George Seimens, Cindy Ives and Mohamed Ally. We will be hosted by Stewart Marshall and interact with course writers and faculty of the UWI. We appreciate the assistance of Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in making this sharing opportunity a reality.

Social Software Goes to School

A transformation in how, where and when post-secondary education is offered is underway, fuelled in part by the rapid development of social software. Once considered solely for its entertainment value, this powerful tool is about to make the ggrade in education... Read more...

Alberta-North Research Community

Alberta-North is a community of communities. As an organization it unites those who are providing distance education opportunities to the remote and northern communities in Alberta, the Yukon and The Northwest Territories. Alberta-North facilitates the creation of Community Access Points in some 89 remote communities - providing internet access for distacne learners.

EduLearn09 in Barcelona

EduLearn09 was attended by over 400 researchers from around the world. I found a particularly interesting opportunity to meet researchers  with similar insterests. The paper sessions only allowed 10 minutes with a suggestion that 3 of those be used for questions, so speakers had to be very foussed. Barcelona is a wonderful city even at 37C.

Tekri at EdMedia 2009 (Hawaii)

The nice thing about EdMedia is that it continues to be well attended by delegates from around the world. this makes it a great place to make new links and continue conversations with other researchers.